Creemore Hills Realty Re/Max

Testimonials


Sante A. Corona,

Senior Vice President, Head of Equity Capital Markets, TD Securities

 

Austin,

l am writing this note to thank you for all of your hard work and advice over the last two years. Joelle
and I are extremely happy with our new property and we believe that we would not have found it
without your help.


I have worked with many real estate agents over the years and found you to be the best of them
all. Your knowledge of the Creemore and surrounding area was invaluable in helping us find the right
property. As you know, we did not know what to look for in a farm property and your advice helped us
to make the right choice for our family. We also appreciate your ongoing help in getting us settled in
the community.

We very much appreciated your patience over the last two years. Even with all the properties we
looked at together, you were always keen to show us the next one. Joelle and l really enjoyed our time
together and have some good memories from our walks. As we mentioned, you and Christine will be
the first people we have over for dinner once we finish construction so save a date in your calendar for
the summer of 2015!

Again, thank you very much and all the best,

Sante

 

Geoffrey G. Whitlam

President at Mackie Research Capital Corporation

 

To Prospective Clients of Re/Max Creemore Hills:

As a long-time personal friend of Austin Boake I naturally engaged him when it came time to sell my country property. He did an excellent job at every stage, the property was properly priced, well marketed, and most important sold quickly for more than I expected!

Austin's deep knowledge of construction, zoning and water systems, attained during his many years as a builder, gives his clients much added value over the service provided by most real estate brokers.

This, combined with impeccable integrity and dedication to high quality service, are the reasons I highly recommend Re/Max Creemore Hills as your real estate broker.

 

Very truly yours,

Geoffrey G. Whitlam

 



Article: Huronia Business Times,

Creemore realtor offers
clients a unique view


Austin Boake a commercial pilot

By Andrew Philips

Austin Boake rises above the clouds. The Creemore-based realtor is also a commercial pilot who can show potential clients what a large-scale property they are considering buying looks like above ground. “It gives you a way different perspective on (a property),” says Boake, who runs ReMax Creemore Hills Realty Ltd with his wife Christine. “It’s more accurate. It’s proven to be a great asset to take clients up and look over the property.”

Prior to entering real estate, Boake had a varied career working as a horticulturalist, photographer and builder. These past experiences have helped him greatly in his current profession. “People I’m selling to are either building new or putting up an addition,” Boake says, pointing out his building/design experience helps customers determine whether a planned addition would work with regards to load-bearing walls or other potential issues. “I can answer all of their questions. The building experience, the photography all kind of come together. All of these experiences seem to help in the real estate industry.”

Originally from Toronto, the father of three began his local experience as a “weekender,” eventually becoming a full-time resident. Boake says he was only interested in ReMax, which is well-known for its red, white and blue balloons and ‘Above the Crowd’ slogan, when he decided to enter the real estate game 15 year ago by buying the Creemore franchise. While Boake’s specialty is rural real estate, he also handles other listings, including some retail and other commercial real estate such as a commercial waterfront property now available on Georgian Bay near Owen Sound. “It’s a limited market because of the size of the town,” he says, adding he recently sold the local liquor store to a Toronto investor and then helped negotiate a lease agreement with the LCBO. “ICI (Industrial, Commercial, Investment) is not something you would make a living at in Creemore.

There are 1,200 residents.” Boake says the Creemore-area market has changed dramatically over the past decade. Torontonians looking for tranquility and property with beautiful vistas make up about 80 per cent of his clientele. “It’s the land views and vistas that bring the money,” says Boake, who has a number of listings with lots of acreage in his portfolio nearing $1 million or higher.